Casual Leather

I may or may not have mentioned that I’m currently wearing Invisalign braces, about half way through my treatment right now. I’m pretty used to them but it is a little annoying to always brush and floss after eating or drinking anything.

After listening to my dentist and those to whom I have looked online (such as Milwaukee Orthodontist Specialists), I have completely stopped chewing gum, and I rarely stop by the accounting department for afternoon chocolate in the officeIve completely stopped chewing gum, and I rarely stop by the accounting department for afternoon chocolate in the office – where I used to go daily. I always wanted braces as a kid, but as the fourth out of five children, I would have had to look like Austin Powers to warrant getting them in my parents opinion. 
I have an appointment tomorrow for that, as well as my long awaited visit to the plastic surgeon to look at my chin and see if there is any glass in it after the accident I wrote about it in this post. The more it heals the more it really feels like there is something sharp in there. The good thing is you can’t really see it since it is by my jaw line – can you tell in the picture below?
Here is a casual way I’d wear my leather pants. I actually may have to invest in a better pair like these from Guess. These H&M ones are a steal and work great at night, but if I’m going to do casual leather more often, I think I need to step it up just a little. Plus the nicer ones are stretchy in back so they are extremely flattering, and much more comfortable. I feel like I’m channelling my inner Kardashian in this  look – I just need much more lip gloss and lashes!
Blazer Limited/Pants H&M/Necklace Urban Outfitters/Shoes Sam Edelman/Bag Banana Republic similar/Jewelry Vince Camuto bangles via Nordstrom/Watch Skagen

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Last week we took a quick trip to escape the snow for some sunshine in Key Largo, Florida☀️ We spent every moment possible outside, Tom and Adam got their Scuba Diver PADI certification (yay!) while Sophia and I spent our days either swimming or drawing marine life and landscapes. This was my first trip after my sister passed last November, and even though I look so happy here, there were so many moments I felt the grief and sadness, as if it happened just yesterday. I am still figuring out how I want to show up in this space, as I have changed so much as a person since the loss. I just don’t feel called to post some of the things I shared before. Maybe that will change someday, or maybe it will just naturally evolve into something new. I think I will take this year to just process it all. (Even the idea of taking an entire year to think through something is a huge shift for my usually hyperactive type A personality) My focus at the moment is just living in the moment with my family and friends, spending time doing things that make me happy and healthy. I hope to share some of that journey here with you ~ thanks for following along ❤️
I had planned to shoot this outfit in collaboration with @lenacoutureofficial right before my dear sister passed away. Saba, the designer, was more than understanding if I didn’t want to anymore - but after thinking on it for a while I decided I wanted to - in my sister’s honor 💗 She was always my biggest hype woman. When i would feel like I’m not good enough or that I should quit (which was often) she would tell me I was unique and great and to keep it up. When I think of my sister, beauty and love is all that she embodied in her being. She expressed that on the outside also - as she loved to wear everything glam, bright & colorful, and full of bling. Hair done, nails done, everything did - that was Nusrat. For this shoot I took the time to get glam after a long hiatus - and makeup and hair took so long because I think I forgot how to do it, but afterwards I was surprised how I felt transformed. When I wore this gorgeous outfit that I know was designed with such love and incredible attention to detail by @lenacoutureofficial, I felt all of that beauty - like a walking piece of art, and very much at peace. Thank you so much to @divmophoto for capturing the feeling so well 💕
Ski weekend with my favorites ❄️❄️ So proud of Sophia for skiing on her own for the first time!
There are some trees with seeds that only grow after a fire. Their seeds are completely sealed with a resin that have to be physically melted off by a great fire in order to propagate. So to do we as humans, gain wisdom only after great pain and suffering.*
A month ago (and one day) I lost my sister and best friend to cancer. I am still completely gutted and broken. But, I’m also so so grateful to have had felt the love that now brings me so much heartbreak. ❤️ I am so inspired by her - and I will forever live my life to honor her memory. Miss you sis ❤️
Classic outfit combo: oversized blazer + denim 🖤fendi mules @shoeslutz
Just a mom who loves mums 🌸 🪴
Cozy for a coffee date ☕️
French. Toast. Egg. Bake. Save this recipe for a weekend or holiday brunch - it’s SO good and fool-proof! I’m not even a sweet person and I love it. The pecans are a non-negotiable IMO - I get honey bourbon vanilla pecans for this and it is just heavenly. Enjoy!